Each class is enhanced with a tasting that includes the benchmark wines discussed in the lecture. This program is offered in conjunction with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Students will write the Level 3 WSET exam at the end of the course.
September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3
Contact Hours: 45 (3 Hours per session)
Mandatory Course Fees:
Tuition: $1,300.00 & WSET Exam: $200.00 = $1,500
Additional Materials and Items:
Textbook & Study Pack: WSET Advanced Textbook & Study Pack (Includes Key Fact Sheets, Maps, Self Checks and Practice Exams (including Answer Keys), Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine, Tasting Notes etc.) $150.00 + GST (5%)
Kit: $45 + GST/PST for 6 ISO Glasses
This course is designed to give the student upon successful completion:
A thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the world’s market.
The in depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills required for product selection in the hospitality and retail sectors.
The ability to describe the characteristics of the principal wines and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value.
Ability to apply the principles of food and wine matching to the key styles of wine available.
Ability to use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting to produce tasting notes that will allow the identification of style, quality and price band of wines and spirits.
Knowledge to provide advice on the correct storage and service of wine and spirits.
Recommended Course Prerequisites: Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or equivalent.
Student Evaluation: The final examination is The Wine and Spirit Education Trust Advanced Certificate and consists of 50 multiple choice questions; 4 short written answers and a blind tasting of one wine.